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Escher String Quartet

Manchester Chamber Concerts Society

RNCM Concert Hall, 12 October 2015

Escher String Quartet. Photo by Sophie Zhai

Escher String Quartet. Photo by Sophie Zhai

In this concert the Escher String Quartet began with Mendelssohn’s splendid String Quartet in E minor, a work that he composed some six years before he visited Manchester, playing the organ in the Parish Church of St Paul in Withington, just down the road.

It was followed by the String Quartet No. 3 by Zemlinsky, an underestimated Austrian composer whose music the Escher String Quartet have done much to champion. They’ve helped us to hear him afresh. His music rewards close attention and has its own unique cadences and sonorities.

Finally, we had the quintessential Austrian composer with Brahms, his String Quartet in A Minor. A feline and fiery phantasm.

Details of forthcoming MCCS concerts can be found here.